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Equine integrative sports medicine

Complementary sports medicine modalities like acupuncture and chiropractic are increasingly recognized as effective ways to treat equine athletes. Recent advances in equine sports medicine and...

Two approaches to laser therapy in horses

Have you ever treated a horse for a tendon injury, only to run out of treatment options? You’ve tried shoeing changes, a modified exercise...

TCVM perspective and treatment of equine metabolic syndrome

More than 20% of all horses are at risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome. This article looks at one case successfully treated with alternative therapies. In...

Extruded horse feeds pros and cons

Though they’re not for every horse, extruded feeds offer important benefits in some circumstances. My first experience with extruded horse feed occurred in the early...

A well-fitting saddle connects horse and rider

“A prerequisite for harmony between horse and rider is the pairing of a healthy, mature horse with a practiced, empathetic, sensitive, and well-trained rider....

Evidence-based Chinese herbal therapy for equines

There is a long and vibrant history behind the tradition of using Chinese herbal therapy and therapy modalities in equine medicine. The use of traditional...

Heavy metal toxicity and chronic renal failure in horses

Exposure to heavy metals such as lead, at any stage of a horses life, can result to longstanding kidney issues and even chronic renal...

Using osteopathy to diagnose and correct a displaced ovary in the...

A displaced ovary, and the pain from ovarian dysfunction can be addressed through osteopathic treatments to the autonomic nervous and cranio-sacral systems. Osteopathy is a...

Normal and abnormal equine posture: how PRI can help performance and...

Why should we care about posture in horses? Because it informs us about how their complex neuro-musculoskeletal system is functioning. Recognizing abnormal compensatory postures...

Herb use in sporting horses

Medicinal herbs can be beneficial to the health of sporting horses, but competition rules and regulations may prohibit their use in some cases. Sporting horses...